Biscuit Miller And The Mix review…October 31, 2019…

BISCUIT MILLER AND THE MIX

CHICKEN GREASE

AMERICAN SHOWPLACE MUSIC

HERE KITTY KITTY–609–LONELY ROAD–TWO LEGGED DOG–CHICKEN GREASE–WATCHING YOU–TAKE A RIDE–SOUTHERN WOMAN–CREEPING–GET READY

Bass man, vocalist, and composer Biscuit Miller sho’nuff won the Blues Music Award for Best Bass Player in both 2012 and in 2017.  A killer vocalist, he and the fine folks from American Showplace Music have just released “Chicken Grease,” ten originals that are a mix of dance floor burners and old-school jams.  It’s produced by Ben Elliott and John Ginty, and John adds keys throughout.  Biscuit’s on bass and vocals, with Dr. Love on drums, Bobby B. Wilson and Alex “Southside” Smith on guitars.

The whole thing is a  party waiting to bust outta your jukebox.  The wang dang doodle starts with what has to be one of the coolest songs of the year–the story of everyone’s favorite pole-dancing ecdysiast, “Here Kitty Kitty.”  A bit later we learn about that “Two Legged Dog” tryin’ to get back in good with Biscuit’s lover after doing her wrong.  This one is wack with wah-wah-infused fun!  Marcus Randolph adds his unmistakable lap steel on two cuts, the “endless boogie” of “It’s 609, and my baby’s not at home,” and the good-time, funky tale of that lover who loves to cook, using that “Chicken Grease.”

Biscuit lays down some velvety-sweet raps to the ladies on the old-school jam of “I’m Watching You, and you been watching me,” and tells us the age-old story, where, when you pull out and the plumber’s truck pulls in, nothing good’s gonna happen!  It’s the perfect slow-blues, full of John’s organ work, simply titled “Creeping,” The set closes with a call to bring our nation together, as everyone gets involved on the call-and-response story of changes coming, the gospel-influenced “Get Ready.”

You can’t deny the funk from Biscuit Miller And The Mix with “Chicken Grease.”  We know you can’t fight the feelin’, either, so just get on up and dance!!!   Until next time….Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues And Roots Alliance.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ben Elliott on November 1, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Love this review. Really nailed it.

    Reply

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